ANHA August 25, 2016
NEWS DESK– despite declaration of YPG within SDF that they have completely withdrawn from Manbij 3 days ago and have delivered military points and the civil administration to the military and civil councils of Manbij since August 15, Turkey however is occupying the Syrian territories under such fake pretexts.
The General Command of YPG has released a statement on August 23 on its official website declaring their full withdrawal from Manbij city and delivering all points to the military council of Manbij, the statement is :
Our forces cooperating within SDF and under their command have successfully finished its mission in liberating Manbij and its countryside, our forces have provided support and help meeting demands of Manbij military council. After giving a bright picture of co-existence between Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen, it proved that the joint struggle of peoples can achieve victories against any dangers or threats.
We as the General Command of YPG we announce that our forces have successfully finished their mission in liberating Manbij and have returned to its bases after delivering the military leadership to Manbij councils on August 15.
We thank our people in Manbij for their warm welcome, which gave us high spirits, and we assure that we are fully prepared to assist the military council of Manbij again in case of any offensives or attacks.
We also assure that we delivered points we liberated north of Sajour river to the military council of Jarablos, and we assure that we will be standing together.
The General Command of People Protection Units.